Skier dies after striking tree at Ski Granby Ranch
A skier died Saturday night at Ski Granby Ranch after reportedly hitting a tree, according to Granby police.
Ski patrol attended to an unresponsive skier at about 7:10 p.m. at the Granby ski resort, according to a statement released Sunday morning from the Granby Police Department.
The skier, Abdul Jahangir, 46, from Tennessee was transported to the emergency department at Middle Park Health – Granby where medical staff pronounced him deceased, according to police.
The Grand County Coroner’s Office confirmed his identification on Sunday and released his name.
First responders from Grand County EMS, the Granby Police Department and the Grand County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene and assisted with the incident.
This marks the first skier death in Grand County for the 2018-19 ski season.
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